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On this day in football history
- 1916 West German legend Helmut Schoen is born. He played for FC Dresdner and in his playing career he won two League Championships and two German Cup winners medals. He played 16 matches for Germany and scored 17 goals. He was made the national coach in 1964 leading them to the 1966 World Cup Final, the 1970 World Cup semi finals and won the competition on home soil in 1974. The West Germans also won the European Championship in 1974 and lost the 1978 Final on penalties. Helmut Schoen died in 1966
- 1920 Sheffield United signed Fred Tunstall who was outside-left for Scunthorpe United in the Midland League at the time. He made his debut five days later against Tottenham Hotspur at Bramall Lane and for a decade afterwards he and Billy Gillespie formed one of the most dangerous wing combinations in the game. In 1925 he scored the only goal in the Cup Final against Cardiff City and won seven England caps between 1924 and 1926; 3 against Scotland. In 1932 he joined Halifax Town and retired in 1936. In the League he played in 437 matches and scored 129 goals and then added a further 105 matches and 40 goals in the Third Division North.
- 1934 199 goals were scored in the 44 Foootball League matches; one of the highest scoring days on record. Among the deluge of high scores were Arsenal beating Leicester City 8-0 in Division One, Brentford beating Barnsley 8-1 in Division Two and Watford beating Swindon Town 7-4 in Division Three South.
- 1954 When Chelsea drew 2-2 with the Hungarian side Red Banner at Stamford Bridge three penalty kicks were missed in an eleven minute spell. John Harris missed two for Chelsea and Lantos the other for the Hungarians. Stubbs and Bentley did manage to score for the Blues while Hidegkuti and Palotas netted for Red Banner.
- 1964 Death of Harold Wilding, former Chelsea and Totenham Hotspur centre-half, at the age of 64. He first appeared at Stamford Bridge in Army matches and signed for chelsea in 1914. During the First War he won the Military Medal and Bar serving with the Grenadier Guards and returned to Stamford Bridge when he was demobilised. Although he was primarily considered a centre-half he was equally efective in the forward line. He played in 241 League games for the Pensioners and scored 22 goals before moving to White Hart Lane during the 1928-29 season where he played a further 12 matches scoring one goal before retiring at the end of the season.
- 1977 Johnny Giles appointed manager of the Republic of Ireland manager.
- 1990 Steve McManaman makes his Liverpool debut at Anfield in a 2-0 wi over Sheffield United
- 1998 Graham Kelly resigns from the FA amidst an internal investigation into a grant to the Welsh FA.